What video-input sources can be used for YouTube live streaming other than a webcam?

Drsunil V January 3, 2014
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What video-input sources can be used for YouTube live streaming other than a webcam?

  1. Bern Rexer
    January 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    YouTube live streaming doesn't directly require a physical input source because it is a media server that takes an RTMP stream from an encoder. However the encoder does require an audio video input source.
    There are many encoders available that meet the YouTube live streaming specifications. Some are stand alone hardware devices and others are software installed on a variety of operating systems.
    Each encoder can be compatible with a variety of inputs - including: USB, Firewire, Thunderbolt, various PCI capture cards (composite video, analog audio, HD-SDI, HDMI etc) as well as networked video sources such as IP cameras.

    YouTube live streaming can also be implemented from a Google browser plugin known as a Hangout or Video Call. That application often uses the computer's webcam and can send the audio video signal to the YouTube media servers and stream from your YouTube channel.

    To learn more join the YouTube Live Streaming community on Google+
    https://plus.google.com/communities/104895156772939756721

    And view the YouTube Live Streaming Guide for more information.
    https://support.google.com/youtube/go/live

    • Drsunil V
      January 6, 2014 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks. Please tell , can video from a webpage be used as input for video streaming?